Use Ahrefs for free (Ahrefs webmaster tool)

Ahrefs webmaster tool for free

Ahrefs webmaster tool

Ahrefs is one of the best SEO audit tools, and the cost for monthly or yearly subscription is relatively high.

There is no doubt that Ahrefs and Semrush stand at the top when it comes to site auditing and SEO tool.

Ahrefs webmaster tool is free to use the tool for your blog if the blog belongs to you or you have the ownership.

Start your Ahrefs webmaster tool registration with the following steps-

Go to and login with your Google or Facebook account. Then add your website or blog by clicking on the add new project button. When you add your URL, it will take you to the page of options to verify your ownership.

The best way to verify your ownership is through Google Analytics or HTML tag, where you have to paste an HTML tag in your website, just below the head opening tag. There are other options like the DNS method and HTML file, which you can follow if you want to confirm the ownership with different ways.

After you verify your ownership, it will take you to the site audit schedule page where you can schedule your site audit frequency and save it.

ahrefs site audit

Now your blog will be shown under the project in the dashboard page, so start the new crawl and ahrefs webmaster tool will crawl your complete site. If your blog has less post or pages, then it will take a little time, but if your blog has more pages, then it will take some time to crawl the whole site. It has 10000 internal page crawl limits which is more than enough.

After crawling, ahrefs webmaster tool will email you for completion alert. It will present you the crawl log.

ahrefs webmaster crawl

Now you can go to the overview tab, and it will show the complete report of your websites like Crawled URLs distribution, Health score, issue distribution and much more. You can find the issues which are affecting your website's health score.

ahrefs webmaster overview

ahrefs webmaster tools

In the detail analysis report you can find out the issues and resolve those issue manually or through some plugins. After resolving you can ask for a new crawl and ahrefs will initiate a new crawl. 

The new crawl button can be found in the top-right position of the overview page.

There are other options like detailed error report, page explorer, link explorer, internal pages, internal links, on-page, social tags, duplicate content and more.

The new and best features which will be going to make a mark in the coming future is the new backlink feature where you can see all the backlinks of your website without paying a penny. Previously you had to pay for this service.

Now you also can check your domain rating, page rating, referring domains, keywords ranking of your website or blog  completely free.

And the best part of ahrefs webmaster tool (awt) is you can add unlimited projects to your account.

With awt you can also add check my link Chrome extension and this will make your task easy of finding broken links in your blog. So fix those broken link to have higher score.


The services which ahrefs webmaster tool is providing are quite helpful and will help you immensely to plan yours on the page and off-page SEO. Another best part of the ahrefs webmaster tool is that you can add more than one website to your dashboard if you own them.

Combine it with the Google and Bing webmaster and google search console tool and use it regularly to rank your website and keywords faster.

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